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Introducing the Co-op & Food Exchange of Altadena
November 4, 2008, 8:11 pm
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Altadena residents spread the fruity wealth.

Drum roll please……introducing the Co-op & Food Exchange of Altadena, aka CofeAltadena. The CofeAltadena is a Yahoo Groups e-mail list and discussion board dedicated to sharing and swapping homegrown organic fruits and vegetables. Started by Altadena resident Gail Murphy, the co-op now boasts over 45 members who live in or near Altadena and Pasadena. Says Murphy, “[If you live in Southern California], you know that usually trees with fruit get ripe within a few weeks, and it is difficult for an owner to use all of the fruit at once. But if we share with a neighbor, they are likely to have another tree which ripens at another time. It helps spread out the bounty and make it more usable.” The CofeAltadena posts announcements offering surplus crops or seeking a particular kind of produce. Last weekend they had an official “Crop Swap” at Farnsworth Park. BLP apologizes for not posting sooner. Prospective members can go to groups.yahoo.com/group/COFEaltadena for more information. Meanwhile, check out this great article about the group that appeared in the Los Angeles Times. Keep up the good work and spread the bounty!

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Wow. This is very cool…and very local!!

Comment by TJ

I have three dwarf peach trees that have to be removed due to construction. If anyone wants them, please contact me: 626-798-4322.

Comment by Rosalind Yasui




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